Can Anyone Stop the Giants?

Dustin Johner's equaliser lifted the roof off the SSE Arena (PHOTO: William Cherry/Press Eye)

The Stena Line Belfast Giants have been on an incredible run of form with 12 consecutive league wins.

Their last loss in the league came at the end of November against Dundee Stars.

Invincible Irishmen

A 3-2 loss for the Irish outfit was the last time they were on the wrong end of an Elite League score-line.

Two shutouts against Fife Flyers and Glasgow Clan at the start of December opened their Christmas spirit.

Since then, they’ve had an unbeaten month notching up big wins over Nottingham Panthers and Dundee.

December finished with a thumping of the Stars 7-1 in some personal revenge for the club.

The Giants came back in January with a New Years resolution of winning even more games.

Another dismantling of the Panthers kick-started what’s looking to be another unbeaten month.

Most recently the Belfast Giants triumphed over Manchester Storm in a confident 6-1 domination.

Before this game the Irish side faced a strong Cardiff Devils team and beat them 1-0.

Cardiff Netminder Mac Curruth was disappointed by this loss, saying: “Disappointed obviously in the outcome and decision by the officials. As a player I have to believe that us in Cardiff are the favourites to win the league.”

He continued on to say he hopes that this impeccable Giants side are beaten soon.

Who Can Stop Them?

They do look invincible at the moment even in the Challenge Cup.

A 5-1 comeback win to beat Coventry Blaze sent them to the semi-finals recently.

So, who if anyone can stop the Irish tidal wave that has been flowing across ice hockey currently?

The Glasgow Clan are next to run the gauntlet to try preventing a 13th straight victory for the Giants.

The sides last met on Boxing Day where Belfast skated out clear winners five goals to one.

With the Irish side sitting in third at the moment two points would be key for them.

They find themselves just three points behind the Devils with four games in hand.

A run of convincing performances could propel them up to second, or even higher

Top-spot Sheffield Steelers sit on 39 points like Cardiff, but with the same amount of games played as Belfast.

There’s still a long way to go in a 54-game season but with their current form is the title within reach for the Giants?

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